Shelby Humane is a leader on important issues facing the people of Alabama. We launched Shelby SafePet in May 2018. This new program assists survivors of domestic violence by partnering with organizations that provide emergency shelter, and creating a network of veterinarians and volunteers to care for animals while women and children find the support they need. This will all be done a no cost to families until they are reunited with their pets.  You can find more details here.


1 in 4

women experience domestic violence in their lifetime


of survivors with pets report that a pet had been threatened, injured or killed before seeking help


of survivors with pets delayed leaving an abusive relationship because of fear for the safety of their pets



"I've been caring for three kids by myself and been fighting [my husband] in court and it's been a nightmare.  This has been a blessing to know [our dog] is safe while I make us safe."

- SafePet Client

"It's been a difficult time for me and the kids.  I really appreciate everything.  I can't tell you - There's no way I would have been able to do any of this without your help."

- SafePet Client

"Thanks again for being such a great help! We are so thankful for you guys!"

- Shelter Partner

“Working with Safepet and having this resource has

truly been a game changer for us”

- Victim/Survivor Advocate